London-based writer & journalist. Lover of music, books, films, TV, culture, art, tech, politics, travel, food & drink. NewYorkophile.
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How to Start a Secret Society: Film & TV Edition
“I don’t care to belong to any club that will accept me as a member,” goes the famous quote from American comedian, actor and entertainment multi -hyphenate Groucho Marx.
Medical Grade Music
If I was a character in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, I’d definitely be a female version of Rob, the record store owner and compulsive list maker who relishes making ‘top five’ lists of everything from music, movies and pop culture to his top five break-ups. So when the latest Vocal challenge arrived, requesting to share your Zen music playlist, I was ecstatic with the opportunity to channel my inner obsessive.
I See Your Light
Autumn Girl you were born ablaze Under a tangerine sunset and fiery explosion Of golds and ambers, reds, maroons and purples
If you’re a fan of the coming of age or rite of passage film you’re in good company. Who can’t identify with the traditional ‘passage’ from adolescence to adulthood? From the iconic 80s Stephen King adaptation Stand by Me, to Jeff Nichols’ recent Mark Twain-like caper Mud, Richard Linklater’s three- hour epic Boyhood to Shane Meadows’ gritty Brit flick This is England, these brilliant movies often have enduring appeal because their themes and journeys are easily identifiable for all members of the audience.